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How To Create A Registration Token For VMware Skyline Collector In VMware Cloud Services

I wrote an article previously, about Skyline collector deployment and there are some changes to the deployment steps and I thought to write this article to explain these changes.

The latest VMware Skyline Collector need a Registration Token from VMware Cloud Services and Organization should be configured to obtain the Registration Token. In the middle of the VMware Skyline Collector Deployment you will be getting a step to register the collector with VMware Cloud Services.

Token For VMware Skyline Collector :  Need a VMware Skyline Registration Token

To Generate a VMware Skyline Registration Token, you need to login to the VMware Skyline getting started url https://skyline.vmware.com/get-started so you will be redirecting to a page like this. Just click on the “GET STARTED” button, you need to login to the

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Get Started

Just wait for couple more seconds and you will be on the VMware Cloud Services Page

You have to use your myVMware account or if you don’t have one it is the place to create and account

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Register

Once you successfully logged in to the VMware Cloud Services you can create your first Organization

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Create First Organization

Provide the details such as “Organization Name and Address (it will automatically populate from your myVMware account)“, if not you can manually add the address here. Accept the “Terms and Conditions” and click on “CONTINUE” to create the Organization unit.

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Create Organization with Address

Click on “ASSOCIATE SUPPORT ENTITLEMENT” to detect the the support agreement

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Associate Support Entitlement

Once it detects the support agreement “PROCEED TO NEXT STEP

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Detected the Support Agreement

If you haven’t downloaded the VMware Skyline Collector, you can download the Collector from here.

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Download the VMware Skyline Collector

You can also see the “Installation and the Configuration Guide” in the next stage

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Install and Configuration Guide

Registration Token can be generated at the next stages

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Create Token

Click on the “CREATE NEW TOKEN” button to create a token

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Token creation Success

Simply, copy the created token and paste on the VMware Skyline Appliance Registration window

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Copy the Created Token

If you have the old configured VMware Skyline Appliances which are not in the VMware Skyline Cloud Services, you can migrate to the cloud services here. BTW, my appliance if upgraded to the 2.0 but here it still shows as 1.4

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Migrate existing appliances

It will schedul to migrate to VMware Cloud Services, and you can see the success message

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Successfully migration scheduled

You can see the “Migration in progress…” note in the selected appliance

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Migration in progress...

In the Final Step, you can access the VMware Advisor link to access the Advisor

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Advisor access link

How To View The VMware Cloud Services Organization

To access the VMware Cloud Services Organization, just click on the Username on the top right corner and click on the “View Organization” option

Token For VMware Skyline Collector :  View Organization

You can change the Organization Details once you log in to the Organization Unit

Token For VMware Skyline Collector :  Change Organization Unit details

Enabled services and services available to enable can be seen under services tab

Token For VMware Skyline Collector :   Enabled Services

Under “Identity & Access Management” tab you can see the Owner User account

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : IAM Owner

To add new users, provide the email address of the user, assign organization and service roles to the user

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Add Users

Invitation will be sent to the recipient

Token For VMware Skyline Collector : Invitation will be sent

If user did not accept the invitation, it will list under pending invitations

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Aruna Lakmal

Associate Technical Lead at Pearson, Sri Lanka. Technology junky, enthusiast, a VMware vExpert and a blogger with more than 6 years of Experience in Information Technology more focusing on VMware Virtualization, Microsoft and Datacenter Technologies.

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